SGVC's 17 Roshambo squad -- featuring Brittany Esser (Flintridge
Sacred Heart), Lindsay Fletcher (Flintridge Prep), Kelly Smiland
(Flintridge Sacred Heart), Courtney Turner (La Canada), Ashley
Williams (Village Christian) and Caitlin Withers (Flintridge Sacred
Heart) -- finished in a tie for 11th out of 64 teams in the 17 club
division, and the 18 Roshambo team, which includes La Canada's Kasey
Hurlbutt and Suzanne Swenson, placed in a four-way tie for 21st out
of 64 teams.
SGVC's 17 Roshambo team -- coached by Kenji Mukai -- dropped a
tough three-game decision to the Asics Munciana Huskies, 29-27,
18-25, 15-8, in Wednesday's Silver Bracket semifinals to end its
four-day run with a 7-4 match record, 15-13 in games.
SGVC -- which finished 35th in the 16 club division last year --
advanced to the semifinals with a 26-24, 28-26 victory against Fresno
Asics 17 Black. Mukai's squad posted an 18-25, 26-24, 15-11 victory
in Tuesday's pool-play competition against eventual third-place
finisher, Golden Bear 17 Roshambo, and pushed the eventual runner-up,
TVC 17 Cromer, before losing, 25-18, 27-25.
The 18 Roshambo team -- which also features Crescenta Valley
graduate Kristen Cameron and Flintridge Sacred Heart graduate Kathryn
Gorsch -- lost to Mizuno Sports Performance 18 Red in the opening
round of Wednesday's Bronze Bracket playoffs, 25-16, 25-14.
It marked the second time in the tournament that SGVC -- which
finished with a 5-4 match record and 13-10 in games -- lost to
Mizuno, dropping a 25-12, 23-25, 16-14 decision in Sunday's pool-play
Still, the team's showing was an improvement from last year's
29th-place effort in the 17s.